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before the debate was even over. >>> just ahead, that $8 million accident. we're live in san francisco where team oracle is going through the wreckage following their boat crash. >>> also -- >> i was sad, but at the same time i was mad. >> his school says he is a health risk to the other children. coming up, how a little palo alto boy and his family are fighting back against a school order. >>> also, putting a san francisco spin on it. the event that is turning the city into a playground. >>> and good afternoon. i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. temperatures 20 degrees above average, near record-setting. air quality also suffering over the next 24 hours, going up to moderate levels for thursday. we are also tracking that heavy rain across st. louis with a rain delay for the giants and the cardinals. we'll have more on your forecast, coming up. >>> oracle's state-of-the-art catamaran that flipped during a practice run yesterday in the bay is back at its home base tonight, undergoing repairs. late this afternoon, the america's cup organization released new footage of t
:30. this is a live look now inside san francisco's city hall. jodi hernandez is also there, outside of city hall. i know you spent time with steven's parents. they must be so proud today, but also proud of his accomplishments. >> they certainly are. the memorial is taking place inside city hall. stevens' sisters and his brother are sharing memories of their childhood, growing up with christopher stevens. his sister remembered him as clever and witty, someone who is always dedicated to his family. she esaid no matter where he travelled in the world, he would always come home. tonight his friends and family must say goodbye. >> his commitment in being the ambassador to an area of our world that is in such turmoil was a huge, huge high calling for him. >> i know we have lost a hero, but we need to celebrate that life. >> reporter: and that's the aim of this afternoon's memorial service for ambassador chris stevens. mayor ed lee says there is not a more appropriate place to pay tribute to the slain u.s. ambassador to libya than san francisco's city hall. >> he was in fact a bay area uc berkeley grad, a
a new stadium, its immediate focus is on this week's games and then the play-offs. >>> san francisco leaders are bracing for one of the busiest weekends this year. this week the city is hosting a bunch of major events expected to draw more than a million visitors. they include fleet week and the blue angels, the hardly strictly bluegrass festival and the america's cup series race there is giants play-off game, the italian heritage parade and numerous street festivals. b.a.r.t and muni are increasing cars to help. >> there will be taxis. if you're in the city, jump on your bike. much better ways to get around. the worst way you can choose to get around will be in your own car. >> the city is setting up free valet bicycle parking at all the major events. a lane of the embarcadero will also be dedicated to bicyclists heading to fleet week and the america's cup race. >>> speaking of the america's cup, the high-end sailors are back in town for more. based on fans reaction in august, the crowds will be big again this week. laurence scott joins us from san francisco. lawrence, you were lite
pressure him get re-elected. so the president has a very busy evening here in san francisco. we'll be monitoring the events and have another update for you tonight at 6:00. reporting live in san francisco, jean elle, nbc bay area news. >> thank you so much, jean. >>> and while the president was in the bay area, mitt romney was in virginia, giving a major speech on foreign policy. romney called for a change of course in the middle east and blamed the obama administration for making the region more dangerous. >> i know the president hoped for a safer, freer, and more prosperous middle east allayed with us. i share this hope. but hope is not a strategy. >> today's speech largely repackaged things romney has said before, but included a few specific ways he would change the president's approach. >> president obama fired back in an ad scheduled to run in virginia, which is a key battleground state. the ad portrays romney as reckless and amateurish during a trip to england, israel and poland. >>> how much you spending? these rising gas prices 50 cents higher in the past week alone. tha
that haven't been well told in the media and that is how many people throughout all quarters of san francisco believe what has occurred was wrong and that they call for my reinstatement. >> 52 weeks of mandatory domestic violence counseling, again, in the company of the very people whose imprisonment recently supervised if they have recently been released from jail. >> reporter: this hearing is expected to last several hours. nine of the 11 supervisors must vote to uphold the charge of official misconduct for murkarimi to be removed from office. otherwise he will be reinstated. now at this point, arguments inside city hall have wrapped up, and public comment is about to begin. i'm told dozens of people are lined up, interested in weighing in on the board of supervisors' decision on the future of sheriff ross murkarimi. we'll have an update for you tonight at 6:00. reporting live in san francisco, jean elle, nbc bay area news. >> okay, jean, we'll see you then. >>> former coach jerry sandusky was sentenced today to 30 to 60 years in jail for sexual abusing ten boys. and while it may appear tha
in the state. it's the highest rent in the state of california. we have recently eclipsed san francisco as the highest rental market. >> reporter: in san jose, the average rent for a one-bedroom unit is $1667, up more than 11% compared to october of last year. and more landlords are fixing up their rentals to get a higher price. at pinewood terrace in east san jose you'll pay nearly $1300 for this newly renovated one bedroom unit. for many renters, the sky-high prices mean relying on roommates to share costs, sometimes several of them. >> it's a one-bedroom. it's pretty small. and there are four girls living there. >> reporter: but if you think rents are high here, head to palo alto, where the average rent for a one-bedroom, one-bath unit is $2,417. rental experts say the reason rents are climbing is because people who lost their homes are now renting, and the job market is picking up. so don't expect rents to peak any time soon. with the occupancy rate higher than 95% in the south bay, experts say you can expect rents to keep on climbing. and if you think that you'll save money by rent
. >>> back on the job. san francisco sheriff ross murkarimi reinstated after the board of supervisors declined to uphold official misconduct charges filed by mayor ed lee. this stems from a new year's eve incident where he bruised his wife's arm. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez spoke with the sheriff one-on-one and joins us live from san francisco with the latest. jodi, when does he officially start? >> reporter: well, murkarimi says that's up to interpretation, and it is his interpretation that officially begins right now. that is why murkarimi returned to his offices here at city hall this afternoon to begin the transition of once again taking the helm of the sheriff's department. >> i am anxious, eager, and gratified, and immensely humbled by the last ten months. >> reporter: reinstated sheriff ross murkarimi was all smiles as well-wishers stopped to congratulate him as he made his way back to work. >> it's time to heal. you know, and it's not about win or lose and what side or me being reinstated or not being reinstated. i think it's time to heal. it's really nice that we all rise a
their bail has been set at $3 million each. >>> san francisco firefighters are trying to determine what caused a massive four-alarm fire that gutted a popular restaurant and brought muni to a crawl today. the squat and gobble restaurant on westport tall caught fire this morning deep into the interior of the building. and as a result there was a partial roof collapse. firefighters say that fire spread to the wine shop and a dental office as well. so crews had to bring in so much heavy equipment that the muni trains couldn't pass through the west portal station for some five hours. >> i'm supposed to be lecturing right now at san francisco state. obviously i'm not there. >> it's really inconvenient. and as much as i feel bad about what is going on, i do have to get to work. >> now muni did set up bus bridges to get around the tunnel, and three firefighters were hurt, including one who suffered from smoke inhalation. >>> an autopsy is being performed on a popular union city high school teacher to figure out how he died. the body of 54-year-old christopher ryan was found late yesterday at t
and getting ready to colder weather here in detroit than they usually face in san francisco. i'll tell you this. a little run through last night, a chance to warm up, let's put it that way, as they bundled up and setting the scene for what we will see here tonight. we will keep you posted throughout the night. check out our reports at 11:00. i'll send it back to you in the studio. >> you got it. >>> aerial drones similar to the ones used in the military is considered by the alameda sheriff's department. a drone can get a bird's-eye view of an area and send back a live feed to people on the ground. today's demonstration in dublin was held at the security and his office would only use the drone during emergencies and proactive policing such as spotting illegal marijuana growth. >> so the tools and appliances available aren't really much different than what we already have. it's just giving a different vantage point to a dirty, dull, and dangerous situation that arises. >> not everyone is a fan. the aclu wants them only deployed when there's a warrant. the group is worried drones would violat
. the oldest case in san francisco dated back to 1957. the most recent case last year in livermore. the cities mentioned in the files range from gilroy, santa rosa, and pacifica to concord. you can take a look at the documents yourself on our website. you'll find a link at nbc bay area.com. >>> a statewide search is on for a 15-year-old sonoma county girl, abducted by her godfather. ruby cruz mendosa was walking with a friend yesterday when a car pulled up with a suspect in the passenger seat. 29-year-old carmona used to live with the family, apparently moved out when the parents realized he and the teenager were having a physical relationship. yesterday afternoon police say carmona shoved the girl's friend to the ground. and the gray two-door compact car drove off with ruby inside. investigators say she may have gone voluntarily. >>> did you see it? it looked like a rocket, didn't it? blasting across the sky. it was mesmerizing for those of you who happened to look up in the sky at the time. a meteor that stunned the bay area. now, some people on the ground are looking for evidence. we bring
on sandy's impact. >>> streets in downtown san francisco are back open right now after a suspicious package was found in the financial district, prompting police to bring out the bomb squad. a suitcase was found dangling from a tree near market street and the embarcadero this morning. nearby buildings were evacuated and a shelter in place was ordered for the ferry building. a bomb robot investigated and found the package to be harmless. the site of today's bomb scare is actually the start of tomorrow's ticker tape parade honoring the san francisco giants. the victory parade is expected to draw more than a million people to the city. nbc bay area's monte francis is live in san francisco with what is being done to prepare, and what you can expect if you're heading there. monte? >> reporter: janelle, we're here at pier 54, where workers are putting the final touches on the floats that will appear in tomorrow's parade. they are in pretty good shape right now. we just heard from the mayor a couple of hours ago. and he said the city is gearing up for what is promising to be a massive celebration.
coast. four friends left san francisco in an 18-foot boat and headed out to half moon bay. a big wave smacked into the boat, sending all four overboard. now two of the men had life jackets and swam to shore. the other two were not wearing life jackets. their family and friends are not giving up hope that they are alive. >>> still ahead at 5:00, he launched his career living inside a bay area tech building. and now he is moving up. the high-tech squatter who has a new venture. >>> and it is a license to live in california? the latest victory for the state's undocumented immigrants. >>> plus no one can escape hacking. what we're learning about a high profile attempt on the white house. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents on their own are wonderful ...but add some ham and cheese ...roll them up in some crescent dough and tada, thursday is now... a ham & cheese crescent roll-up wonder pillsbury crescents, let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury
the giants avoid elimination and send the series back to san francisco for game six and hopefully game seven. you know, zito kept the cardinalses off balance all night long. 7 2/3 shutout innings for the first postseason win since 2006 when he was pitching on the other side of the bay. even more impressive, the giants have not lost with zito on the mound since the beginning of august. >> i couldn't be happier for him. i mean, he's done a great job for us this year. and i don't know how many times we needed to win this year. he found a way to get it done. not quite, you know, the same game that he pitched tonight and what was at stake. >> he has been phenomenal for a long time. you know, i think even his last, like, i said before the game, 10, 12 starts, i feel like he's one every single time. you feed off of, you know, it's like he has like this really intense focus. >> given the stage and circumstances, was this the game of your life? >> yeah, it is. i mean, i pitched in one cf game and that was back in '06. it wasn't a good start for me. the most important thing for me is to do it in a gia
excited. well can remember two years ago they were on the cable cars going through downtown san francisco. a joyous occasion. >> we'll check back as the story develops throughout the newscast. >>> hurricane sandy has just made landfall in the northeast with sustained winds of 90 miles per hour. we've got team coverage now. but we're going to begin with jay gray. he is live. he is in cape may, new jersey, with the very latest toght. >> reporter: after stalking the eastern seaboard for days, sandy is gaining momentum and taking aim on the jersey shore. >> the storm is not at its apex yet. it's going to get worse between now and the next time i speak to you. >> reporter: in areas it's hard to believe things could get much worse. debris has been scattered, trees uproot and tossed into homes. floodwaters have already swallowed some roadways. piers have been ripped apart, and water is pushing up against houses. the path of early destruction covers several states, graphic evidence of the size of this storm. 700 miles wide, with hurricane-force winds stretching out 175 miles from the center. more
on the party boat rescue on the san francisco bay as well. the coast guard now says the party boat, neptune hit a rock near alcatraz before it started taking on water last night. the captain radioed for help, had troubling navigating back to pier 39. all 22 on board for a bachelor party were rescued, no major problems. the incident is under investigation. >>> hollister police, recovered the body believed off to beep missing mom, heather carol. they found the body inside the home of this man, held on murder charges after a standoff that ended this morning. a hollister mother reported missing wednesday when she didn't peck up her son from school. the suspects told officers where to find her body after the interview. the standoff began friday, police on the way to interview him. he was suicidal and armed. he refused to come out for ten hour. finally surrendering early this morning. >> if you lived in south bay, you will soon dial differently adding extra numbers when you make a call. part of the santa clara county plan to provide new phone numbers for the growing population. one week from today ca
ranieri, live in san francisco right on the bay, in the epicenter of all the action. we have america's cup world series on the water right now. up above, fleet week fighter jets at 400 miles per hour. we'll highlight your weekend event and your ever changing forecast in a few minutes. here you go little man. [ humming ] [ babbling ] the cheerios bandit got you again? [ both laugh ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> thank you to everybody who made this happen. >> miko is back. the stolen puppy back home in south san jose and reunited with a 10-year-old girl who loves him so much. the yorkie mix was taken in a burglary monday afternoon. the puppy was found in a walmart parking lot by a woman who recognized him from yesterday's news conference. >> when a community stands together and good people do this, great things can happen, absolutely. you made an amazing ending. i couldn't ask for anything better. >> the girl had a hug and a big thank you for the woman who returned the dog and will presumably collect the $6,000 reward. >> th
. it will take place at san francisco's city hall on october 16th. the family has invited a list of dignitaries, including former secretary of state george shultz and senator dianne feinstein. stevens went to piedmont high school and on to uc berkeley for college and uc hastings in san francisco for law school. the public is also invited to the service. but the city hall rotunda only holds about 700 people. stevens was 52 years old. >>> the san francisco bay is once again filled with the best sailors in the world as the america's cup series is back. that's where we find nbc bay area's laurence scott who is once again an honorary skipper. >> we are on the bay with team korea, victorious today in the america's cup series match racing qualifiers. the youngest skipper by far in the world series competitions here on the bay this weekend. tell me something. what a thrill, not just competing in your first race, but winning your first race. how did it go? >> it's pretty awesome. we managed to get a good start. and we kind of trying to throw it away a little. we managed to hold it together. and all the
throughout the night. reporting live in san francisco, jean elle, nbc bay area news. >> okay, thanks, jean. good luck to the giants. >>> a bay area politician was stunned to be on the receiving end of an apparent hate crime this weekend. evan low has gotten lots of positive publicity since 2010 when he made news for being a 26-year-old mayor who is also chinese american and openly guy. he has since switched to being vice mayor. on saturday, low was walking into oktoberfest celebration in campbell. suddenly a woman began shouting slurs at him, even pointing her finger and saying, quote, bang, die." strangers stopped to support him and shout down the woman. he says police have identified a suspect, but no arrests have been made. if prosecuted, the woman could be charged with a misdemeanor. >>> happening right now in oakland. police have barricaded a murder suspect inside after a home and are trying some aggressive tactics to get him to surrender. you see some video from the scene. this is happening at the intersection of 21st and chestnut streets. a s.w.a.t. team is on location as well as a
going to be heading into san francisco for our big play-off weekend for the giants. so let's show you what we got in terms of our temperatures. what you're going to notice out here, you're going to want a light jacket. it's a little chilly outside right now. and the winds have been a little gusty at times. they've been seeing the winds picking up. a we look at some of the conditions as we go into tonight, we will see temperatures mainly in the 50s and 60s outside. and we may actually have a little bit of patchy drizzle in a few spots around the bay. that's something we're going to be watching as we get into tomorrow morning. the other thing we're watching is an area of low pressure, which is sitting offshore that is going to try to toss a few showers towards the bay area. the big question is will these arrive in time for all of the weekend events we've got for this bay area's big weekend? everything outdoors depends on the weather. it's cool and breezy. we'll walk you through the chances of seeing a few showers maybe popping up in our seven-day forecast. we'll have that for you in the
of the heaviest rainfall up into the north bay with santa rosa over 1 inch. and anywhere from san francisco southward into parts of the east bay, about a quarter to a half inch. in the south bay, getting quite a bit less with.11. it was also very gusty today. the top wind gusts coming in san francisco at 59 miles per hour. so let's get a current look at the radar. what we are finding here that loops around is some showers starting to develop to the north. that's part of this second system we're going to be following for tonight. this will gradually push rain down into the san francisco peninsula. and of course, the giants have their game for tonight. so anyone heading out that way will want to keep your poncho handy, because there is the possibility of rain throughout that game. meanwhile we talked about that potential tornado to the north of sacramento. we'll bring you into some of the severe weather we were tracking here near yuba city. we're looking at several rotating thunderstorms as the kcra helicopter, our sister station in sacramento was tracking this strong thunderstorm where we di
their weapon. >>> it is full steam ahead for san francisco's controversial central subway, following a central infusion of big time cash. ray lahood today announced the government is granting the project over $900 million in federal funding. the city had started work on the $1.6 billion project, even though it had not lined up all the money yet. the subway will connect the city's south of market neighborhood with union square and chinatown. now that funding is in place, the big project can now begin. >> now we start building the stations, we start boring the tunnel and getting this ready for revenue service. >> earlier this week, a group called suv muny sued the city over its plans to begin a station at union square. any work on historic union square requires voter approval first. >>> a different kind of church, a metal fragment found. >>> what to watch for in tonight's vice presidential debate. >>> the political fireworks are flying in one city council race. that's coming up. measures... measure up. money to our schools. "misleading." out here. it. but there's hope. straight to our schools...
're confident the giants will win. reporting live in san francisco, jean ellie, nbc bay area news. >> thanks. tonight's game will also honor the nation's veterans. a special video tribute to world war ii era baseball veterans including tommy lasorda, it will be narrated by tom brokaw. nicholas kimmel will throw out the first pitch, he lost both of his legs and left arm during his second tour of duty in afghanistan. >>> doug fister grew up rooting for the giants. he grew up in merced, as for the giants pitcher, his story has been a bit dicey lately. scott reese continues our coverage. >> reporter: back on august 20th, baumgartner threw a shutout. it was all down hill from there. the earned run average up half a point from the end of the regular season. the playoffs been somewhat of a disaster. the giants believe they fixed a mechanical flaw. everyone has full confidence that he'll get it back together for game two. >> i want to go out there and try to keep us in the game and do a good job. i haven't done that yet this postseason. it will be nice to go out there and throw better for us. >> mad
, and they are certainly ready for the crowds. live in san francisco, kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >> all right. tickets to be inside the ballpark about $400 to $4,000. >> $400 for standing room only. oh my goodness. >> so it's not a bad option to be at a local bar. >>> inside the park, maybe the most compelling story line for the giants this season, the barry zito revival, and he is pitching tonight. >> but it won't be easy. zito and the giants are facing one of the top pitchers in all of baseball. let's bring in jaymee sire from comcast sportsnet as we count down to the first pitch. >> this marks the first time that two cy young award winners will face off in game one of the world series. and the giants certainly have their work cut out with them with justin verlander, who is averaging more than a strikeout per inning. he is 3-0 with a .47 e.r.a. >> we know what great stuff he has. you're walking one of the elite pitchers ever in the game, as hard as he throws and his other pitches. you hope your hitters look forward to seeing him and do all they can to compete to make something happen. >> wh
, at least for san francisco standards. we're going to to see things split quite a bit here from that san francisco sunshine. let's get a look on the doppler radar. detroit is dealing with a storm system. the good news by tomorrow that will be shifting to the east. and that will leave detroit with mainly a few showers. but look at these temperatures. they'll be in the 40s for game three on saturday. also the wind beginning to pick up. downright cold on sunday with upper 30s and low 40s. and by monday, windy, 15 to 30-mile-per-hour winds. it will be dry, but windchills could be in the low 30s. we may actually get a few snowflakes by the end of game five. so drastically different conditions for both teams, no matter what f you're used to playing in this kind of weather or not. it will be impacting everyone out there at the field. now, if you're traveling here in california by plane, or you're doing any traveling at all the next seven dwarks have hurricane sandy across the east coast. winds at 75 miles per hour, will be impacting millions of people. right now the storm track does have this p
on the detroit tigers. today the team and the city of san francisco are preparing for game one tomorrow. scott reiss with comcast sportsnet is live at at&t park with the latest for us. good evening, scott. >> reporter: well, when we last left at&t park, we saw players dancing in celebration in a veritable monsoon. fortunately the skies have dried. beautiful blue skies ahead, in fact. and batting practice now the story of the afternoon. the tigers just took bp. in fact, i have one of the few baseballs that miguel cabrera didn't deposit in the left field bleachers. it ricocheted off the media screen. they're an impressive group. but the giants certainly up to the task of another world series, their second in three years. remember, they staved off six, caught 'em, six elimination games en route to winning the national league pennant. a lot of veterans on this team, and they know what it takes to bring home the world series trophy. >> when it comes to baseball, i think it's just you can never be surprised. i think, you know, a lot of people were shocked and stuff like that. but for me, we knew --
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